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DIABETES AND RELATED FOOT PROBLEMS
Diabetes is a condition that causes high levels of glucose (a type of sugar) in your blood. This is because of a problem with a hormone called insulin that your pancreas produces. Insulin moves glucose from your bloodstream and into the cells of your body for energy. If your body doesn't make enough insulin or can't use the insulin it makes, glucose stays in the bloodstream and can’t move across into your cells to give them energy to work properly. , anybody who has diabetes (of any type) may develop foot problems as a complication of the disease. Podiatrists and Chiropodists can assess and monitor your feet to help you to keep them healthy. If diabetes is not controlled properly it can lead to problems with circulation to the feet and legs. Diabetes can affect your ability to heal properly and to feel sensations such as pain, pressure, friction, and hot and cold temperatures. Therefore it is very important that people with diabetes understand how to look after their feet properly to help avoid problems and what to do should problems arise. Your clinician can carry out regular checks for you but you must carry out daily checks on yourself.